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2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois Senate are saddened
3to learn of the death of Peter R. Bergstrom of Monticello, who
4passed away on January 27, 2021; and
5    WHEREAS, Peter Bergstrom was born in Detroit, Michigan to
6Harold Arthur and Janet (Fitch) Bergstrom on September 23,
71959; he served as a helicopter pilot and warrant officer in
8the U.S. Army; he married Linda Aupperle in Mahomet on April
929, 2006; and
10    WHEREAS, Peter Bergstrom was the owner and chef of
11Bergie's Place in Monticello; before settling into his
12permanent spot on Charter Street, he retired from Horizon
13Hobby then undertook a mentoring project with youth at
14Crossroads that led to the formation of his boat making
15business, G2g Wood and Boatworks; while working in his shop,
16he was catering events and serving at popup locations; he was
17the epitome of an entrepreneur; and
18    WHEREAS, Peter Bergstrom served as a board member of the
19Monticello Chamber of Commerce and the Monticello Main Street;
20he was also active in the Monticello Business Bootcamp
21program, first as a participant in 2016 and later as a speaker;



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1    WHEREAS, Peter Bergstrom was a member of Crossroads Church
2of Monticello, where he was regularly active with the worship
3and tech teams and played bass with the praise team; he was a
4member of the Monticello Model Masters, and he enjoyed RC
5airplanes with a focus on pylon racing as both a pilot and a
6starter; and
7    WHEREAS, Peter Bergstrom was known for his entrepreneurial
8and generous spirit; he will be remembered for the positive
9impact he made on others; and
10    WHEREAS, Peter Bergstrom was preceded in death by his
11parents and an infant sister; and
12    WHEREAS, Peter Bergstrom is survived by his wife, Linda
13Bergstrom; his brother, David Bergstrom (Lisa); his sister,
14Susan Chadwick (Graham); his stepmother, Michele Bergstrom;
15his stepbrother, Dr. Charlie Bergstrom (Krisjon); and his
16stepsister, Kimberly Stearns; therefore, be it
18ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that we mourn the passing of
19Peter R. Bergstrom and extend our sincere condolences to his
20family, friends, and all who knew and loved him; and be it



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1    RESOLVED, That a suitable copy of this resolution be
2presented to the family of Peter Bergstrom as an expression of
3our deepest sympathy.